Damaged Goods

Let’s talk about sex. Ba-by. My Kindle essay, “The Valley of Achor,” is about obsession, infatuation, and love.  It is about sex and faith and God and mercy and redemption.  I have thought so much about these things ever since I prayed at 18 that whatever was causing my period to be two weeks late would … More Damaged Goods

Elasticity is Heaven

This weekend, I swapped out my winter clothes and the majority of my pants for the bin of maternity clothes. Hello, elastic waistbands! I am twelve weeks along now. It was nice to read on babycenter.com that many women, especially women who have been pregnant before, are likely to be wearing maternity clothes already. I’m … More Elasticity is Heaven

Size Six…

Buying size six pants for the first time since college is a sure sign that, this month, you are sure to become pregnant. It is inevitable–that kind of purchase and that kind of regimented diet and exercise are just the sort of thing easily laughed at in the face of pregnancy. So rather than succumb … More Size Six…